Donald Trump Admits His Health Plan Will Hurt His Supporters

They have in the House plan bailouts for insurance companies. He then went on to say that the GOP is working on changes in the American Health Care Act that would allow federal block grants to states for Medicaid.

Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday, Trump calls it a "great plan" and says it is "getting more and more popular with the Republican base, the conservative base and with people generally". But publicly, Trump could best be described as distant from this whole Obamacare reform process, especially when compared to Ryan.

Part of the confidence stems from President Trump's involvement in "helping us close this bill", Ryan said.

"Yeah. Oh, I know that".

"It seems like maybe this isn't consistent with the message of the last election", Carlson said.

Asked whether the current G.O.P. bill would hurt his constituents, Trump acknowledged that "a lot of things aren't consistent" between the Republican plan and his message during the transition, when he promised to provide "insurance for everybody". "But these are going to be negotiated". Doing so enables the government to decide for Americans "where how and when we get health vehicle", he said. 'Obamacare is dead. And unless we gave it massive subsidies in a year from now or six months from now, it's not even going to be here.

"I can not vote for any bill that keeps premiums rising", Cruz said.

The Speaker also said President Donald Trump has been effective in bridging the divide between traditional Republican lawmakers and more conservative members of the party.

It looks increasingly unlikely that AHCA will pass in its current form.

But Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has worked closely with the hard-right bloc in the House, said on "This Week" that the bill was still short of a majority. "We're making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect peoples' improvements".

In that context, it's worth noting that in an interview on Fox Business Network on Wednesday morning, Ryan said this: "Obviously, the major components are staying intact because this is something we wrote with President Trump". He cited Trump's hands-on involvement as a key factor is moving the legislation forward.

When it comes to those who don't buy health care and simply go to the emergency room, Ryan said that those people will be handled by high-risk pool plans like what he had in Wisconsin. "I'm not going to be doing it, just so you understand".

  • Carolyn Briggs